Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training program, facilitating workshops on using music and digital media tools in the classroom. If you're looking for Rounik, you'll most likely find him (and his articles) on Ask.Audio & macProVideo.com.
Pop into the studio with grammy award-winning composer Lorne Balfe as he gives us a sneak preview of his score / piano roll arrangement for Lego Batman, the movie.
The SX-1 is a stand alone expander that doesn't require a Synthi to use it, though can be connected if you wish. Plus, it's being co-developed by Future Sound of London.
With some synths being released in a multitude of colors (Korg, we're thinking about the new Monologues) it's nice to see a cool synth like the OP-1 from Teenage Engineering in black. And it's sexy!
One of the trickiest aspects of using analog synths is syncing them with your favorite DAW software. Bastl Instruments seeks to put an end to these sync issues with KLIK, an innovative solution.
If you've ever wished for a Roland TR-808 that'll fit nicely into your 60HP Eurorack modular synthesizer then you're going to love this new 808 Eurorack analog drum machine from System 80.
These three fabulously well sampled and playable concert grand pianos by True Keys are available for just $99 (at 71% off) for a limited time only. Take a listen to how good these pianos really are.
Now Focusrite Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre audio interface owners can take advantage of a free Pro Tools | DigiLink I/O License!
Imagine singing Stevie Wonder's Superstition on stage at NAMM. What a great privilege that'd be... then imagine Stevie Wonder joins you on stage to sing with you. It happened and here's the video.
Here's our selection of our favorite 11 new synths, sequencers, controllers announced, previewed or released at NAMM 2017.
The new Z8000 from TipTop Audio maintains the original circuitry but adds output range adjustment switches on the back and a new colored look which help highlight the sections.
It's finally here! The Specialwaves Mine and Mine S modular MIDI controllers which took the internet by storm when we announced last year is finally available via Kickstarter. Prices & details below.
Performing with a modular synth can be tricky. Once you begin adding multiple performers then it becomes even more interesting. Here's a performance with Gino Robair enabling multiple performers.
There's a new breed of instrument coming to Propellerhead Reason, and it's thanks to the updated SDK 2.5 for rack extensions that allows user sample loading and sampling amongst other features.
Give your synth or music machine pride of place in your studio with these beautifully crafted solid wood stands and end panels which are more affordable than you might think.
BAM BAM is a mechanical sequencer that beats real drums with up to 14 parts. It utilises Piezo contact microphones, a drum module, and a triggered MIDI keyboard for the bass line. And it's very cool!
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